UPDATE: [Rhetoric-Composition] Proposal Submissions: 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference (Feb. 1, 2009; October 7-10, 20

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Jessica Rivait
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Proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative sessions are now
being accepted for the 2009 Feminisms and Rhetorics conference to be held
at Michigan State University October 7-10, 2009. Proposal submissions are
due by Sunday, February 1, 2009. To submit a proposal, please visit our
websites at www.femrhet.cwshrc.org and http://kairos.wide.msu.edu/~femrhet/

The FemRhet2009 Proposal Submission System has been designed to allow you
to edit your proposal as much as you would like up to the deadline of 11:59
p.m. Eastern Time, Sunday Feb. 1, 2009. After the deadline, all proposals
in the system will become final and will no longer be available to edit.

Coordinators of multiple-participant sessions (panels, roundtables, and
alternative sessions) will be prompted for an e-mail address for all
participants on the panel. All participants will need to use this same
e-mail address when they create their account on the system to ensure that
they are matched up with the appropriate session. This feature also permits
individuals to edit their own presentations until the above deadline.
Session coordinators will be updated by e-mail each time a change is made
by panel/roundtable co-authors.

Please contact Bets Caldwell (caldwell_at_msu.edu) with any questions you may
have. Below is the CFP for the conference.

Jessica Rivait
Publicity Coordinator

2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Publicity Committee The 2009 Feminism(s)
and Rhetoric(s) Conference “Enabling Complexities:

Michigan State University / East Lansing, Michigan / October 7â€"10, 2009

The 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) conference will be sponsored by the
Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition and
hosted by the Rhetoric & Writing program at Michigan State University. We
invite proposals that:

*reflect the complexity and diversity of who “we” are as a scholarly
*make manifest the deep structure of the connections, intersections, and
overlaps that actually make us a community;
*help articulate who “we” are as a deliberate community of scholars, and
what that means about our responsibilities and relationships to one another
across scholarly areas and institutional positions;
*highlight scholarly and teacherly activities that deliberately create
space for more complex notions of scholarship and teaching within the
discipline of Rhet/Comp;
*include and significantly engage communities outside of the academy;
*focus on antiracist pedagogies and scholarship; present interdisciplinary
scholarship in Afrafeminist Rhetorics; American Indian Rhetorics, Chicana
Rhetorics, Asian American Rhetorics, post/neo-colonial rhetorics;
*highlight the intellectual traditions of women’s communities, especially
communities constellated around specific identity markers such as race,
ethnicity, class, sexual orientation issues, geographic origins;
*explore the relationships between written, oral, and material discursive
and other topics that address the connections in the conference theme.

We also welcome proposals on relevant topics not directly addressed above,
that significantly engage disciplines other than Rhet/Comp, and that have
consequences for communities located outside of the academy. Although
traditional presentations are acceptable, we encourage participants to
create formats that go beyond the read-aloud academic paper. Interactive
sessions that include discussions, dialogues, and performances are
especially welcome. Proposals should be uploaded to the FemRhet 2009 web
site (www.femrhet.cwshrc.org), and can be for:
*20-minute individual presentations (250-word proposals)
*90-minute 3â€"4 member panels (500-word proposals)
*90-minute workshops or roundtables (500-word proposals)

Please plan to submit a title, a proposal the length indicated above, and a
program-ready, booklet-friendly 50-word blurb for the presentation.

Open Proposal Deadline: February 1, 2009
Acceptances Distributed: April 30, 2009

For more information: Contact Bets Caldwell, caldwell_at_msu.edu.

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